Helene Smith

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Blowfly's Top Ten Contributions to Music

    Blowfly, otherwise known as Clarence Reid, is more than just the world's first recorded rapper, a smooth-singing soul crooner, and a sex prophet for profit. He is living proof of Miami's global relevance to the world of music. And there are not many people who know Blowfly as well as manager, drumm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Willie Clarke on the Rise of Deep City Records

    In 1975, Willie Clarke won a Grammy for his work on Betty Wright's "Where Is The Love". It's one of many hits he wrote in the '70s for the biggest independent record company in the world, Henry Stone's TK Productions, out of Hialeah. But Clarke's recording career began in the 1960s, when he and a c ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    City of Gold

    Miami's musical past is mined and polished by an archival label

  • Music

    August 28, 1991